12 Aug Iris Eytan Quoted in Westword Article Titled, “Jeffrey Epstein’s Apparent Suicide Echoed in Colorado Jails”
August 12, 2019
The weekend death, apparently by suicide, of billionaire financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan jail has drawn the nation’s attention to the challenges of preventing inmates who want to kill themselves from doing so while in custody. The issue is hardly academic for detention centers in Colorado, including the Boulder County Jail, where a handful
of prisoners have recently taken their own lives.
Indeed, the suicide of 44-year-old Michael Courtney at the Boulder jail on August 4 marked the third fatality from such an act at the institution in just over a year, and a fourth person who tried to take his own life during that period barely survived after being found shortly after he hanged himself.